Can you imagine spending a week with the FBI ?
Alumni who have a passion for literacy and making kids smile
Reading is fun hour is in its seventh year of sharing the love of reading to eager young minds!
Reading books on virtues, ethics, patriotic history and leadership can encourage our youth to make the right choices and become successful adults and community leaders!
The Reading is Fun Hour is designed to encourage elementary age youngsters to read...PERIOD! Our goal is to pick books that stress and promote positive self-esteem and confidence in kids of all backgrounds.
Both Beth Bailey and Marilynn Vallori are the directors for the FBI –Reading is Fun program. The two schools participating are North Miami Elementary, and our newer one, Colonial Drive Elementary. We would like to expand the program and are working with other Alumni to do so. The team works in conjunction with both the Principals and the Media Specialists to identify a monthly reading. Typically, this outreach is on Thursdays and last 1-2 hours depending on member participation. For school year 2019, our goal is to increase participation of readers to the program. Studies have shown that reading aloud to young children not only stimulates language and cognitive skills, but also, builds motivation, curiosity and memory. Please join us and be a part of making a difference to a young reader!
SAC Lasky with 1st Graders @ Colonial Drive
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BETH BAILEY: beth.bailey@VZN.com
Akhil Bhandare is our reading is fun program director for the Broward initiative. His group has continued to partner with Mirror Lake Elementary school in Plantation this past year. Many thanks to Mr. Howard Kahn for being such a great participant in the program and the kids love him.
Hicham Moujahid is the program director for Broward's afterschool ESOL reading program.